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What next for Arsenal?

So, it really did happen. Arsenal’s supposed dream Champions League last 16 draw turned into a nightmare with a horror show against Monaco to leave their European hopes all but over for another year. But where do the Gunners go from here? With five teams realistically in with a chance of nicking the final two Champions League spots in the …

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George Boyd Wonder-Goal Video

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Peterborough United may not be setting the world alight this season but Posh striker George Boyd certainly sent shockwaves around the rest of the country last night. His spectacular half volley from inside the centre circle helps to move Peterborough off the foot of the Championship!

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England’s new boys

Roy Hodgson’s squad announcement this morning didn’t throw up too many surprises but there were a few names who have been given the chance to prove themselves to the national boss. As many as six players could make their England debuts when the Three Lions take on Sweden in a friendly next week. Fraser Forster There is arguably no better …

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Capital One Cup Round 4 Preview

New kid on the block: 17-year-old German starlet Serge Gnabry could be set for his first Arsenal start

Tomorrow sees the return of the Capital One Cup with most of the big guns still battling to reach the Wembley final in the new year. Manchester City did surprisingly fall at home to Aston Villa but, for now, all the other top teams remain in the competition. Without doubt the tie of the round sees Man Utd return to …

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Nine years of memories for Arsenal

We did it! Arshavin nets late winner as Arsenal register their first ever win over Barcelona

One good thing about an unbeaten run coming to an end is that it presents the perfect opportunity to look back at all the happier times, something Arsenal fans will be keen to do after watching back-to-back woeful performances in defeat to Norwich and Schalke. Yesterday’s defeat represented the first home Champions League defeat against non-English opposition for the Gunners …

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Should we have to play teams like San Marino?

Down and out: Theo Walcott injured following a collision with the keeper

With it being international week, it is only right that this week’s talking point takes on a more global flavour. On Friday night a bunch of young males took a day off work to take a day trip to London. Among this group was an accountant, teacher and olive oil factory worker, so how did they end up taking on …

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What next for Arsenal?

Song moves to Barca

Just like last season, Arsenal‘s squad has been stung by two big name departures in the closing weeks of the transfer window. Alex Song becomes the latest to jump ship for a deal worth around £16 million, joining former team-mate Cesc Fabregas at Barcelona whilst the shock transfer of Robin van Persie to arch rivals Manchester United will seem all …

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Where did it all go wrong for Kean and Blackburn?

Yesterday’s defeat against Wigan confirmed that the 1995 Premier League champions have once again been relegated to the second tier of English football, after 11 years back in the top flight. So where did it all go wrong for Rovers? I think it is fair to say that neither the owners Venky’s nor manager Steve Kean have been fans’ favourites …

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Does the law against diving need more clarity?

  Some players have always gone down too easily, there is no denying that, and it happens on numerous occasions in every game but the spotlight comes in high profile situations. Speculation has been rife in recent weeks, especially with the actions of Manchester United’s Ashley Young. The pacy winger has won his side two crucial penalties in their title …

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Frank Lampard – 150 and counting

Premier League players and managers come and go over the seasons but one thing remains constant. Frank Lampard keeps on scoring goals in the top flight of English football. Since 1996, Lampard has graced the Premier League every season and his penalty against Fulham Monday marked a remarkable achievement of becoming the first ever midfielder to reach 150 Premier League …

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